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Boy describes terror of Nevada schoolyard shooting

Boy describes terror of Nevada schoolyard shooting

Washoe County School District police revealed Tuesday that the seventh-grader brought the 9 mm semi-automatic Ruger handgun from his home, but authorities were still working to determine how he obtained it

Teacher called hero in fatal Nev. school shooting

Teacher called hero in fatal Nev. school shooting

SPARKS, Nev. | Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives …

WHO WE ARE NOW: ONE YEAR AFTER THE AURORA THEATER MASSACRE

WHO WE ARE NOW: ONE YEAR AFTER THE AURORA THEATER MASSACRE

As the one-year anniversary of Aurora’s worst day looms, the costs of the shooting — both emotional and financial — are only now coming into focus

Has Aurora shooting affected screen violence?

Has Aurora shooting affected screen violence?

“My fear is that we have such a short attention span,” says Chuck Williams, a youth violence expert at Drexel University who’s especially troubled by movies that depict “stylized” violence. “And as a society, we don’t like being on a diet. We want to consume what we want, when we want it.”

Another ordeal for Newtown: Divvying up donations

Another ordeal for Newtown: Divvying up donations

“Nobody who has been through this wants to have to go and deal with boards and committees and talk about money, and justify why you need it,” said Cristina Hassinger, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung. “Money is the last thing you want to have to deal with, especially when you are grieving.”

Rubio’s PAC airing ads defending Ayotte on guns

WASHINGTON | A political group backed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is coming to the aid of New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, airing a new television ad in the Republican’s home state defending her stance on gun legislation. …

States seek to fix gun background check backlog

“We’re just not going to sacrifice safety for speed,” Black said. “We’re going to give each application the time that is needed.”

NRA official: 'Culture war' more than gun rights

NRA official: ‘Culture war’ more than gun rights

“You can almost set your watch for how long it takes for people who hate guns, who hate gun owners, to start a new campaign,” after a mass shooting, Perry said.

Gun control backers: Senate defeat won't stop us

Gun control backers: Senate defeat won’t stop us

“I see this as just Round One,” the president said, flanked by relatives of Newtown’s victims and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in Tucson, Ariz., in 2011.

What now for gun control? A look at the issue

At a news conference with the president, Mark Barden, who lost his 7-year-old son, Daniel, in the Newtown shooting, said the families would return home “disappointed but not defeated.”